Giants auctioning 2 prizes to benefit SU2C

Have lunch with GM Evans and view BP on field, or watch spring game from dugout; bidding ends Thursday

Giants auctioning 2 prizes to benefit SU2C

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Giants are offering two exciting experiences in the fourth annual Winter Meetings charity auction that will bring fans much closer to the game, and will bring fans much closer to the game prizes.

The auction organized by MLB, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and the 30 clubs is live on MLB.com until Thursday at 6 p.m. PT.

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The Giants are offering bidders an opportunity to have lunch with general manager Bobby Evans and watch batting practice on the field before a game yet to be determined. The club also is auctioning off the chance to watch a Cactus League game from the dugout.

Proceeds will be used to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This initiative, which has raised nearly $500,000 since its inception, was inspired by the numerous employees, friends and fans of the game who have been affected by cancer.

A significant portion of the proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime partner of Major League Baseball, its founding donor in 2008. In addition, this year's auction will benefit Do It For Durrett, in honor of the late Texas Rangers ESPN.com beat writer Richard Durrett, who passed away suddenly last year, and the YouCaring page established for Miami Marlins Sun Sentinel beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez, who is currently battling a brain tumor.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.